Looking up information on military medical programs has been a little challenging and its a relief finding people like you who are willing to help out people like me looking to serve this great country. So up front: THANK YOU so much! What army job would provide me with the best training for pursuing a medical career as a doctor? and what progam options do i have; ASR? ADSW? HPSP? and what should i ask for and have in my contract when enlisting? below is some personal information if you care to know or help assist you in your response Any infomation or any helpful contacts you may have (especially those familiar with IL National Guard) I would highly appreciate. If you have any questions for me please email me [email protected] Since I was about 16 i've wanted to enlist but i agreed to my parents i would try the college thing first. Well i'm all grown up now and my desire to serve is greater than ever (going to war to help my fellow man would be amazing and good training if i go the ER or surgery route) and in 6 days i an recieving an Associates Degree in Sciences. I'm in great physical shape, mentally feel prepared, so no worries about bootcamp....but it's what comes after boot where i have major questions. I'm starting the recruiting process soon and i will be talking to Air Force, Marines, and Army but i strongly favor the NG right now; just keeping my options open since my grades and ACT are good and the ASFAT should go great. Not only is my fiancee in the IL NG and is currently serving in Afghanistan, the IL NG seems to offer the best flexible option to pay for Med School. And by flexible (being able to move is a good thing) all i really want is a way to pay for med school and be nondeployable while in med school and residency while living a fairly flexible civilian life. I would like to be in boot by February but I may postpone boot in order to ensure that my job training will complete a month after my fiancee gets back from her tour around August 09 (according to what my fiancee has heard through the grapevine, her tour is being replaced by another Illinois NG tour and after that IL shouldnt deploy for a few years; i know you cant predict military action but anything to improve my chances of getting into Med School sooner than later is ideal since i have boot and training and 2 more years of college before medschool; i would like to be in residency by the time i'm 30).